Meal Kit

Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili

with cheddar-jack and sour cream

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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Yee-haw! Too forced? We aren't claiming to be from Texas, but we think this chili is pretty darn tasty without the bells, whistles, and yee-haws. Butternut squash and turkey flavored with chile rub are mixed with tomatoes, then simmered. Served with classic chili fixin's, you might have the urge, after you eat your bowl clean, to let loose a classic Texan yelp, no matter what state you live in. Tip: To remove the core of a tomato, carefully cut a shallow circle around the stem with a small knife, then remove circle.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Ground Turkey
  • 12 oz. Crushed Tomatoes
  • 8 oz. Butternut Squash, Cubed
  • 1 Tomato
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    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar-Jack Cheese
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    2 oz. Sour Cream
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Tbsp. Chile and Cumin Rub
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Pepper
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using ground beef, follow same instructions as turkey in Step 3, breaking up meat until no pink remains and ground beef reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using ground pork, follow same instructions as turkey in Step 3, breaking up meat until no pink remains and ground pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using Impossible burger, follow same instructions as turkey in Step 3, breaking up burger until heated through, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using diced chicken, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as turkey in Step 3, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve and peel shallot. Cut halves into 1/4" dice.

    Core tomato and cut into 1/4" dice.

    Stem and mince cilantro.

  2. 2

    Cook the Butternut Squash

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil, butternut squash, and shallot (reserve a pinch for garnish) to hot pan.

    Stir often until squash is browned and begins to soften, 7-10 minutes.

  3. 3

    Cook the Turkey

    Add turkey, half the seasoning rub (reserve remaining for chili), and a pinch of pepper to hot pan.

    Stir often, breaking up meat, until no pink remains and turkey reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes.

  4. 4

    Start the Chili

    Add crushed tomatoes and 11/4 cups water to hot pan. Bring to a boil.

    Once boiling, reduce to a simmer. Stir occasionally until thickened, 8-10 minutes.

  5. 5

    Finish Chili and Finish Dish

    Taste chili, and stir in remaining seasoning rub, if desired.

    Remove from burner.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing chili with cheese, tomato, remaining shallot (to taste), sour cream, and cilantro. Bon appétit!

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